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You need a strong defense when facing state property charges

The law looks at different criminal actions in different ways. For example, many think that theft, robbery and burglary are the same types of state charges. However, there are several differences between the three. It is crucial to know these differences when the police have arrested you for property offenses in Pennsylvania.

How serious are stalking allegations in Pennsylvania?

Defense attorneys are known for saying all allegations are serious allegations, and this is certainly true if someone accuses you of stalking. All states take a serious stance against such allegations. Of the many state charges a person could face, crimes centered on possibly endangering other people require a solid criminal defense.

The importance of depositions when facing state charges

If you're facing state charges, regardless of whether for misdemeanor or felony offenses, then you're likely going up against a prosecutor who wants nothing more than to obtain a conviction. This means that they are going to do everything they can to build their case. They will leave no stone unturned in their effort to find evidence of guilt, which can put you in a difficult position. However, you can take the same steps prosecutors do in order to protect yourself as fully as possible.

What is a plea negotiation?

Criminal defense guidance should always be sought from Butler-based legal professionals who actively work in the state and federal criminal defense field of law. The following post will briefly discuss the legal concept of plea negotiations and how they may be used during a criminal defendant's trial prep and defense planning. However, the information provided herein should not serve as a substitute for individual legal advice.

What is the difference between simple and aggravated assault?

Though the terms simple battery and aggravated assault exist in criminal law in Pennsylvania, the truth is that there is nothing simple about it. If someone is found guilty of these crimes, they may find themselves facing serious penalties that can impact the rest of their life.

Former NFL player stabbed, but faces domestic assault charge

When there is a domestic dispute in Pennsylvania, it is possible that people will be seriously injured and the circumstances will be difficult to decipher. If a person is hurt so severely that he or she needs to be hospitalized, that individual might seem to be the obvious victim, but that person could end up being arrested and confronted with various charges. With an unusual situation of unfortunate violence in a home, those arrested must consider the long-term consequences they will face and have a legal defense.

What is a criminal charge of "organized retail theft"?

Many Pennsylvania residents might associate the word "theft" with someone simply taking something that does not belong to them. That could be an article of clothing, a motor vehicle, electronic equipment and just about anything else. If a person faces allegations of committing theft, there will be charges and penalties that can be serious if the value of the item that was taken reaches a certain level. Another aspect of theft is "organized retail theft." Understanding this specific law and the potential consequences for a conviction is an integral part of an effective criminal defense.

Fast food workers face assault charges after fight

In Pennsylvania and across the United States, there are frequently videos on social media making light of physical altercations in fast food restaurants. While many might be amused, it is certainly not funny if people are injured and there are assault charges. A conviction for assault and battery can result in long-term penalties, including jail time and fines. There can be problems after the sentence has been served, as these charges can rise to the felony level and might follow the person in all aspects of life. Oftentimes, these are individuals who are in their late-teens and just starting out in life.

What acts will lead to state charges for robbery in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania residents might have a basic understanding of the terms "theft" and "robbery," but may be unsure of what acts will result in these allegations and charges. Given the potentially serious penalties a person will face if there is a conviction on state charges for robbery, it is important to understand when these charges will be filed.

Allegations of theft of funds leads to arrest of local teacher

Schools in Butler and throughout Pennsylvania often have money allocated for extracurricular activities, like sports. Teachers have access to this money. In some cases, if a certain amount goes missing, there may be allegations that a teacher or other school administrator stole it. When there is an arrest on these types of charges, it can have long-term consequences in a personal and professional way.

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